Garden

Nature Notes: April 2021

One of the good things to come out of this pandemic has been having the time to enjoy our balcony. We’ve always had a few large plant pots – they were here when we moved in – with our cherry tree and a Pink Flamingo Salix, but over the last year, M has added to… Continue reading Nature Notes: April 2021

Garden

Nature Notes: Christmas on the Balcony

There isn’t much to say in the way of what’s happening on the balcony – the only differences with November are that I discovered a fairly large, half-ripe strawberry on the Alpine strawberry plant (which didn’t produce any fruit this summer), and the birds have found the bird-feeder we put up a few months back.… Continue reading Nature Notes: Christmas on the Balcony

Garden

Nature Notes: October on the Balcony

Ah, October. When the clocks go back and the evenings darken. When, ideally, I would go into hibernation until spring (waking up for Christmas, of course). The weather is being especially dark and gloomy right now. Very soggy. The cherry tree, whose blossoms first inspired me to track the months on the balcony, has gone… Continue reading Nature Notes: October on the Balcony

Garden

Nature Notes: August on the Balcony

The summer heat has definitely cooled this month, despite it beginning with a heatwave. That broke with a few fantastic thunderstorms and heavy downpours. It’s a much more manageable sort of temperature now. I’m not sure the plants necessarily appreciate quite how blustery it now is, though, especially the wildflowers. They seem happy enough, with… Continue reading Nature Notes: August on the Balcony